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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 : Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse


Mikhael Subotzky (b.1981, South Africa) and Patrick Waterhouse (b.1981, UK) have been awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015. The artists won for their publication Ponte City (Steidl, 2014), which charts the social and political history of a 54-floor apartment block in Johannesburg. It was built under apartheid  in 1976 and was originally conceived as a centre for aspirational living for a white elite.

The £30,000 award was presented by artist and previous Prize winner Oliver Chanarin . The other shortlisted artists for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015, were each awarded £3,000 : Viviane Sassen, Nikolai Bakharev and Zanele Muholi.

This year’s judges were Chris Boot, Executive Director, Aperture Foundation; Rineke Dijkstra, Artist; Peter Gorschlüter, Deputy Director, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst and Anne Marie Beckmann, Curator, Art Collection Deutsche Börse.

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015
Until 7 June 2015
The Photographers’ Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies St
London W1F 7LW
United Kingdom

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